Running Amok Blog

Tips, Tricks & Crazy Dog Stories!

Just Running Amok…

We fell in love with the phrase “Just Running Amok…” years ago. It describes what happens in our day-to-day pretty accurately, between dogs, a fish, a lizard, 3 kids, jobs, hobbies, sports and everything else in between, we stay on the go.  But we still find time to laugh, love and live life to the fullest. We’ll share some of the crazy here with you, along with some tips, tricks and advice on selecting, raising and and enjoying your dogs.

Feel free to share your own crazy animal or life stories with us! You may end up with guest blog spot!!

Why are you Barking?

Why are you Barking?

Ask your dog to work for his food, even if that is just performing a simple "sit" command. This will reinforce your role as the leader. Nuisance barking is one of the most annoying things your dog can do. Aside from just giving you a headache, it can make your...

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Potty Training 101

Oops! I had another accident! Whether you’ve just gotten a new puppy or you’ve adopted a dog from a shelter, you’re going to need to potty train your new furry friend. Especially with young puppies, potty training can be a frustrating process, but we’ve got a few tips...

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Are you a dog or a kangaroo??

Lisa Deal, Creekside Doodles We’ve been on the topic of nuisance behaviors this week and another super annoying behavior is jumping. Have you ever gone to a friend or family member’s house only to have their dog accost you at the door, jumping up to get in your face...

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Dog Breath!

Dog Breath!

Oral hygiene is one of those often overlooked topics in dog care but it is an important factor in our dogs’ overall health.  If your dog has a toothache or sore gums, he is most likely in pain that he is unable to tell you about.  If left untreated, the bacteria from...

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Bringing Home Baby

Bringing Home Baby

Lisa Deal Breeder/Trainer 6 Tips for Puppy's First Night Your new pup may cry at night for the first few nights. He has never slept without his littermates and will need some reassurance. Your new puppy may not feel hungry the first night. Moving to a new home with a...

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Why We Don’t Free-Feed Our Dogs

Why We Don’t Free-Feed Our Dogs

Nutrition Tips Why We Don’t Free-Feed Our Dogs Lisa Deal, Breeder/Trainer As a breeder I talk to a lot of people who potentially want a puppy, and one of the questions I’m often asked is how often to feed that puppy. As a general rule, we feed our dogs twice a day....

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The Importance of Early Socialization

The Importance of Early Socialization

Early socialization is SO important for your puppy so that he can become a well rounded, confident dog. Before you even meet your baby, we begin working on this. At two days old my kids are allowed to start handling each puppy several times a day. This gets them used...

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What’s that smell???

What’s that smell???

I know some of you can relate to this. There’s that moment each evening when your family sits down to dinner and the dog parks himself near enough to catch any scraps the kids inadvertently fling onto the floor. Everything is going along great and then… someone says...

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Choosing the Right Dog

Choosing the Right Dog

  We all love fuzzy little puppies and it can be very tempting to jump in feet first and just get the first cute puppy you find. I’m not one to judge since I have 9 adult dogs and a pup. That said, for a lot of first time dog owners, the things we need to...

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Grooming Your Doodle

Grooming Your Doodle

Tips and tricks on grooming your Doodles... Regardless of the kind of doodle you have chosen; labradoodle, goldendoodle, borderdoodle or aussiedoodle, double doodle, you’ll eventually have questions about grooming.  How often should I bathe my dog? What kinds of...

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